1. Impacted Products
- VMware Workstation
An arbitrary file deletion vulnerability in VMware Workstation was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in the affected VMware product.
3. Arbitrary file deletion vulnerability (CVE-2023-20854)
VMware Workstation contains an arbitrary file deletion vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 7.8.
Known Attack Vectors
A malicious actor with local user privileges on the victim's machine may exploit this vulnerability to delete arbitrary files from the file system of the machine on which Workstation is installed.
To remediate CVE-2023-20854 update to the version listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' found below.
VMware would like to thank Frederik Reiter of cirosec GmbH for reporting this issue to us.
|Product||Version||Running On||CVE Identifier||CVSSv3||Severity||Fixed Version||Workarounds||Additional Documentation|
Fixed Version(s) and Release Notes:
VMware Workstation 17.0.1:
Downloads and Documentation:
Mitre CVE Dictionary Links:
FIRST CVSSv3 Calculator:
5. Change Log
Initial security advisory.
PGP key at:
VMware Security Advisories
VMware Security Response Policy
VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
VMware Security & Compliance Blog
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